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Feb 25, 2010 9:49 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado memorial for war on terror put on hold

Colorado lawmakers have put plans for a memorial to the war on terror on hold following a dispute over how to memorialize the Iraq war.

Democratic House Majority Leader Paul Weissmann says the law creating a memorial committee specifically called for a memorial to the war on terror, including the hundreds of fallen soldiers from Fort Carson. He says now that President Barack Obama has repudiated the Iraq war, lawmakers need time to figure out what that means for the memorial and it may require new legislation.

Republican State Sen. Mike Kopp of Littleton says the project should not be derailed by politics. He says the memorial was intended to be dedicated to fallen heroes, not specific wars, and it should go forward.

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